Mail Call for 9/3

September 04, 2002

Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line.

Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236.

You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"I saw in Mail Call the other day where someone wanted a recipe for homemade tomato soup. Tomatoes being at their peak, now is a good time to do it. First, take fresh tomatoes, dip them in scalding water and peel them; the skin will slip off very easily. Once they are dipped in scalding water and then put in ice water, make a little X in the bottom of the tomato and the skin will slip right off them. Chop your tomatoes, put them in a pan, bring to a boil, throw in a half stick of butter to about four cups of tomatoes, then after they boil, cook and get saucy, after about 20 minutes on high, they should be done. Then throw in a pinch of baking soda, use freshly ground cracked black pepper. When you throw in your soda, it will sizzle a little. Well, after that stir all around, then add a whole can of condensed skim milk, stir all around, bring back to a boil, be careful not to scorch, remove from stove. Then add one sleeve of crushed crackers. You can also use a can of tomatoes, a quart size."


"About the person that was riding down Route 40 and was riding by when they were watering the lawn and got their car inside wet because they had the window down and didn't know what to do about that. Close the window the next time you ride by, I think that would solve that problem."

"Hey, guess what? They finally fixed the railroad crossing down there at St. James. But guess what? It's rougher now than what it was before."

"Does anyone know the phone number or the hours of operation of the Republican Headquarters on West Washington Street?"

"I want to thank The Herald-Mail for vigorously pursuing the Howard story. I hope you pursue it and take it all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. Also, it is now Thursday and Paul Swartz has not had his picture on the front page of the paper for two days now. I hope something hasn't happened to him. I hope since the resignation stunt didn't fly, maybe he is holding his breath until he turns blue."

"I believe if you put all the present County Commissioners in a bag, they will all come out at the same time. I think it's time for a change."

"Complaining about the water. I was out at Robinwood this past Monday and they were watering their lawns and flowers. So why are people like that allowed to use water and they are restricting others?"

"If Washington County in a drought, then why are the high schools allowed to water their fields? One high school has been watering their baseball fields for hours at a time and baseball season is over."

"Paul Swartz, you are the man, you have my vote. Stay in there, don't you dare resign."

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